Posted on January 6, 2023
According to Fortune Business Insights, in 2021, the firm that’s behind Invisalign aligners grew almost 60%. As removable aligners become more popular, there are many people wondering if they are a good choice for themselves or their children. Caring for the aligners is a question that is raised quite often, so we thought we’d address it today. Continue reading to learn a few tips about caring for your aligners.
It’s important to keep your aligners as free from food debris as possible. Remove your aligners before eating and brush afterward. Failure to initiate this practice after every meal or snack can lead to problems. Any food that is trapped in your aligners can become trapped between your teeth and gums, which can lead to cavities. If you have to eat with your aligners, or you’re not able to brush immediately after eating, be sure to give your mouth and aligners a good rinse.
Dogs and other common pets love the smell of your aligners! If you leave yours within their reach, they’re sure to chew them up! One good rule of thumb is to immediately re-place your aligners in their case when you have finished cleaning them. Leaving them unprotected on your dresser or any accessible area could potentially lead to them being your pet’s next chew toy.
The sooner an issue is addressed, the less likely it is to develop into a major problem. If something feels off about your Invisalign aligners, don’t hesitate to call our office. There could be a time when new aligners don’t feel like they’re fitting properly or they’re overly uncomfortable. Aligners can also become damaged or lost. If this happens, be sure to call to get new aligners as soon as possible. Think of the team at your orthodontist’s office as a resource. You don’t have to navigate the orthodontic process on your own. They’re there to help you get through your teeth alignment experience as quickly and smoothly as possible!
Do you have questions about your Invisalign aligners? We are here to answer them! Contact our office today for any information that you may need or to learn more about our family orthodontic services. We look forward to hearing from you soon!